Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Cost and time considerations, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
When you start contemplating a project that's going to involve embossing, you…have to sort of look down the line at your final deadline.…And you have to keep in mind that the more complexity involved in your embossing is…going to result in higher cost and of course, it's going to extent the time…required to accomplish all this. If you're using simple, single-level dies,…those can be photo-etched, and you could anticipate maybe a one to three day…production for those. The cost is going to vary with the size of…the die that's going to be created and the complexity of the detail of the die.…
And that production schedule again is going to depend on the job load at the die maker.…When you start considering multi-level dies or sculptural dies, or combination…dies, which perform both embossing and foil stamping simultaneously.…Those require brass. And that's more expensive.…But it can hold finer detail. It's harder, it's better for longer runs.…But it also requires handwork. And handwork is time consuming and it's expensive.…
- Understanding how dies are created: hand-engraved, machined, or photo-engraved
- Preparing files for die-cutting
- Choosing appropriate stock
- Creating artwork for single- or multi-level embossing
- Checking proofs
- Examining a cutting die
- Handling a complex bleed
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Embossing Basics
2. Manufacturing Considerations
3. Preparing Artwork for Embossing
4. Foil Stamping
5. Die Cutting Basics
6. Designing Die Cutting in Illustrator
Handling a complex bleed6m 57s
7. Designing Die Cutting in InDesign
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